Computer not booting (MB/PSU failure?)

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Vimm, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. Vimm

    Vimm Member

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    Hiya!

    I decided to dust of an old comrade of mine (AMD Athlon 64 X2, Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-DS2H) to run as a linux server. But when I powered it ON the CPU fan started running very slow, the HDD started rolling (but did not boot) and I was greeted by nothing on the display.

    Could it be that the PSU is faulty or have the Motherboard died when it was gathering dust on a shelf? I currently don't have another PSU to try with and I don't think I would take the risk with a new one anyway.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Tat3

    Tat3 Ancient Guru

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    Did you try with one ram module and different slots ?

    Hard to say, should really start testing with spare parts, but not possible if you dont have those. It can also be that CPU is dead. Did you try with integrated or separate GPU ?
     
  3. Vimm

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    Thanks for your answer!

    I took out the present RAM stick and tried 3 other, each from different brands and it booted up just fine :)

    Never thought it could be a ram issue, hah!

    Thanks! Much appreciated, wouldn't have thought about it myself! :)
     
  4. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    Usually a lot of computer problems are RAM related which isn't much of a surprise since they are that critical for a computer's operation.

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